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  • ISBN 13: 9781556594946
  • ISBN 10: 1556594941
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Then Come Back: The Lost Neruda

By (author) Pablo Neruda, Translated by Forrest Gander

<p><B>Featured on NPR's ""All Things Considered.""</B></p><p>""A literary event of universal importance.""—<I>The Guardian</I></p><p>""The earliest poem in the collection dates to 1956, and several are love poems, a form Neruda was famous for.""—<I>The New York Times</I></p><p>""This new volume will be a labor of love for the publisher and a joy for readers everywhere.""—<I>Library Journal</I></p><p>""This brief visit with Neruda ends all too soon, yet reminds one why his work still matters.""—<I>The Washington Post</I></p><p>Pablo Neruda's lost poems—recently discovered in his archive to the delight of readers and scholars—comprise this remarkable and essential volume.</p><p>Originally composed on napkins, playbills, receipts, and notebooks, Neruda's lost poems are full of eros and heartache, complex wordplay and deep wonder. Presented with the Spanish text, full-color reproductions of handwritten poems, and dynamic English translations, <I>Then Come Back: The Lost Neruda </I>simultaneously completes and advances the oeuvre of the world's most beloved poet.</p><p><I>Crossing the sky I near<BR>the red ray of your hair.<BR>Of earth and wheat I am and as I close-in<BR>your fire kindles itself<BR>inside me and the rocks<BR>and flour ignite.<BR>That's why my heart<br>expands and rises<BR>into bread for your mouth to devour,<BR>and my blood is wine poured for you.<BR>You and I are the land with its fruit.<BR>Bread, fire, blood and wine<BR>make up the earthly love that sears us. </I></p><p><B>Pablo Neruda </B>(1904–1973) is one of the world's most beloved and best-selling poets. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971.</p><p>Translator <B>Forrest Gander </B>teaches at Brown University and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.</p><BR>

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